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Look! Grapples!

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#28558
Fun:*** (2.75)
Difficulty:*** (2.25)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:sugarnspice4u7*us****
Corrected By:medster99

 

 

 



My friend Brandon and I were sitting on a bench waiting for our friend. We started talking when a sticky situation came up. He told me he had tried this new type of apple called a "Grapple."
"It's a very cool apple that tastes like grapes!" he exclaimed, "I figured since I enjoyed them so much that I could plant the seeds from the grapple. Then, by midsummer, I can have instant grapples fresh from the tree!"
"But Brandon, it's not going to work out," I said.
"I know that you are going to tell me that I just don't have the green thumb," he explained, "but I still have that apple tree in my backyard from last summer, and it's still alive."
"You can try and plant the seeds, but you won't get grapples," I said.
Why?


Answer

Because grapples are not genetically engineered as most people tend to think.
Grapples are simply Fuji apples soaked in Concord grape juice for a few days to a week. If Brandon had planted the seeds, the tree would have produced Fuji apples, leaving him bewildered!

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Comments

luckythirteenAus*
Feb 10, 2006

yay! i'm the first to comment!!! i learned something new today. good teaser!
schatzy228*us*
Feb 12, 2006

when he learns his lesson, will his respnse be akin to sour grapes?
sugarnspice4u7*us*
Feb 12, 2006

thanks for teh awesome comments!!
mitzimesserAil*
Feb 13, 2006

Good to learn new things.
I think I will try that sometime.
Do you think that would work with regular apples?
sugarnspice4u7*us*
Feb 13, 2006

actually you could but you wouldnt taste the grape flavor.
If you bite into a red delious apple and then into a fuji apple you will see that the fuji has a flavorless fresh taste and can absorb flavors better. In markets avalible, Grapples are very expensive and many people have no idea what it contains. simply you can take a fuji apple and mimicate it!!!!
If you plan to try it~ Remember that the longer soaked, the more flavor absorbed!!
OldChinaHand**
Feb 20, 2006

Cool, anyone for a grapple pie. Rumapple sound refreshing.
thimblenogginus*
Feb 28, 2006


Now that's trivia.
zonarita*us*
Mar 20, 2006

Super teaser!
FreddyPharkasAen*
Jun 04, 2006

I thought this was to do with how apple blossom pollinates.

Most types of apple blossom cannot self pollinate, they have to be pollinated by a different type of apple pollen so the seed is a hybrid of 2 apple types.

Apple trees are normally grown from cuttings so you get the apple type you want. The seeds grow a random hybrid, dependant on the pollen.

Don't know if this applies to the Fuji apples or not.
scallioAus*
Oct 02, 2007

Interesting... learned something new. Had never heard of Grapples or soaking apples.

Might just try it sometime, although I tend not to buy Fujis. I prefer Honeycrisps, Braeburns and Macintoshes.

RadioguyAus*
Oct 02, 2007

Nice one
guamgirl*
Oct 02, 2007

very good
lukeschettAus*
Oct 02, 2007

I could go for some grapples right now. It's fun to say.
sarah7Aen*
Oct 02, 2007

Great teaser, I'd never heard of grapples.. or fuji apples.. Sounds interesting though
rameherhard*
Oct 02, 2007

boooreing
bradon182001*us*
Oct 02, 2007

Not sure what to think about this one. Needless to say, I didn't get it.
doeheadAus*
Oct 02, 2007

Never heard of grapples
lmurray*cn*
Oct 02, 2007

PRETTY WEAK, NOT INTERESTING, I GUESS LIKE SOMEONE ELSE SAID, JUST BORING.
coolguy5678Aza*
Oct 02, 2007

Well I never knew that there's such thing as a grapple so my answer was "because there's no such thing"...
Fasil*
Oct 02, 2007

Yeah I've seen these before. They smell like the candy grape, not actuall grapes. I took one sniff and walked away. It was pretty easy to tell that they were not genetically engineered.
BenayA*
Oct 02, 2007

I have had Grapples and had no idea that they weren't genetically engineered to taste that way. Fun to learn something in a Teaser!
hradilv**
Oct 02, 2007

Terrible - not a Brain Teaser - just trivia, besides, I thought that Grapples were invented by you as a device for the "puzzle". Ugggg!
fredhornadayAus*
Oct 02, 2007

THANK YOU! I love it when I actually gain something from these teasers besides a headache! LOL!
UptheHillA*
Oct 02, 2007

Actually laughed aloud on this one! Two words, NI CE!
2ndhandroseca*
Oct 02, 2007

I have never heard of Grapples
either.
I like the sound of the Grapple Pie Tho & then ADD some rum & raisins
to it . Xmas Grapple Pie. M-m-m-m Purple.
crazylady2Aus*
Oct 02, 2007

Sorry for not liking the teaser but really enjoyed all of the comments !!
emu77alu02us*
Oct 02, 2007

I had a Grapple once, and it tasted too much like a chemical grape flavor.
mondayschild59Aus*
Oct 02, 2007

I've never had one but they sound delicious. I got it right by the way. Thanks for a great teaser. I truely enjoyed it.

Monday~
Montie317us*
Oct 02, 2007

Not a riddle/brain teaser. Silly trivia and not even a good one.
luckylefty*is*
Oct 02, 2007

I didn't know there were such things as grapples! I thought it would be impossible to grow because apples grow on trees and grapes grow on vines.
crystal2040379us*
Oct 02, 2007

I never heard of grapples... at least i learned something.
oddreyus*
Oct 02, 2007

I have never heard of grapples. I would like to try one, they sound interesting.
Harmony_GirlAus*
Oct 02, 2007

Wow...ya got me!
xyphoid
Oct 02, 2007

Well, that pretty much wasted 5 minutes of my life.
cheesepieus*
Oct 02, 2007

Nice teaser
I only got the anwser because my Grandfather spliced fruit trees (cutting the upper part of a fruit tree at a slant and cutting another tree's bottom half at a slant and tying them together)
and my dad told me you can only graft trees not vines (grapes) or bushs (strawberrys)
cheesepieus*
Oct 02, 2007

oh and hradilv if you look under the title you'll see it says "trivia" for category
AuthenticallyMe*
Oct 02, 2007

interesting...I learned something new today...keep more teasers like this coming; things like this make learning fun!
BikerDankAus*
Oct 02, 2007

Had a Grapple (pronounced like gray-pole) about 5 years ago...it was ok.

soccer_chick70Aus*
Oct 02, 2007

i thought the answer had something to do with fruit snacks, because i had no idea! boy do i feel dumb! thanks for the trivia!
JadeHeart511*us*
Oct 02, 2007

Snap, I was really expecting a more creative answer. The literalness doesn't really make my brain think... but it's a fair answer.
_miss_glamorousAca*
Oct 02, 2007

no clue...
s_o_sAen*
Jan 02, 2008

How are we supposed to know that Grapples are just apples that have been soaked?? Is this something that exists in the US and the rest of us are left confused??



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